New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS
Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the #Fediverse and how these are getting entangled with #FLOSS practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.
The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.
It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/the-eternal-network)
Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!
Thanks everyone for voting, even the cheaters with dormant .social accounts.
Let's get this show on the road, find a way to pump your mpv's, mplayer's and vlc's into an old boombox, dust of your old kangol hat and let's hit it.
To comfort the dissapointed I shall start the show with some truly weird 80s electro by the mysterious Danan Potts.
While collecting dispatches from the quarantine, Geert Lovink and I wrote down some considerations on our everyday life under lockdown. https://networkcultures.org/entreprecariat/dispatches-from-the-quarantine/
tomorrow (09.04.2020 19:30) in the <CR> reading group we will discuss:
Aymeric Mansoux und Roel Roscam Abbing: "SEVEN THESES ON THE FEDIVERSE AND THE BECOMING OF FLOSS"
I have been streaming every Friday night on https://echo.lurk.org and will probably keep doing this for as long as I have records and the time to pick and play them.
Its a comfy little stream with a few listeners, knowing who listens and what they enjoy makes picking songs more direct.
Since I have never ran a successful poll on here, I will try again.
Next Friday the Theme of the stream should be:
After last weeks 7" fueled disco rampage, we calm down this week and acquire a taste for longer tracks and mind enveloping melodies.
Tune in tonight 20:00 CEST to
for some space exploring 🌌 🔭 ☄️
sounds and signals.
COVID-19, frpol, vacances, got
"Confinement : 160 000 policiers et gendarmes mobilisés pour empêcher les départs en vacances
Pas de départ en confinement. Le ministre de l’Intérieur martèle ce message dans une interview au Parisien, alors que les élèves d’Ile-de-France et d’Occitanie sont ce vendredi soir en vacances."
La police en bas de ton immeuble, qui bloque ta porte en mode Hodor. Ça va être bon ça.
open call for food zine
In the midst of our collective quarantine, I’m fighting against my lack of motivation by putting out an open call for a zine. My relationship with food/eating/cooking has changed dramatically in these weeks of physical distancing, and I want to document my experience alongside that of others. Looking for text, images, lists, recipes, for a digital zine which will be shared freely. Please share this fwd. More info here: https://zine.alicestrete.me/
Coronacrisis: Must read article about Rutte and his anti-solidarity gang
David Adler, Jerome Roos / The Guardian: *If coronavirus sinks the eurozone, the 'frugal four' will be to blame*
"The Dutch-led opposition to a ‘coronabond’ to raise funds for nations hardest-hit by the pandemic is self-defeating"
"Last Thursday, the leaders of the European Union convened a video conference to deliberate the escalating Covid-19 crisis. On the agenda was a simple proposal co-signed by nine different eurozone governments: the “coronabond”, a new type of public debt instrument backed by all the members of the currency union as they come together to combat the virus.
After a long decade of crisis fighting in the eurozone – pitting north against south, creditor against borrower – the proposal marked a …"
COVID-19, uspol, environment
EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus
«The Environmental Protection Agency (#EPA) issued a sweeping suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws Thursday, telling companies they would not need to meet environmental standards during the #coronavirus outbreak.
The temporary policy, for which the EPA has set no end date, would allow any number of industries to skirt environmental laws, with the agency saying it will not “seek penalties for noncompliance with routine monitoring and reporting obligations.”»
Last Monday I did a stream of only cassettes on http://echo.lurk.org:999/voorburg.m3u
Tonight at 20:00 CET, I shall return with only 7" records. Expect more, italo 🧀🇮🇹 some spacey disco 🌃👽and other (non) electronic treasures from these bins and crates.
VRML XEP when?
Le best wtf-max-cynism price de ce matin - mais en faut-il encore? - le https://amazonrelieffund.org/ où l'homme-le-plus-riche-du-monde #bezos demande qu'on aide ses employés empauvrisés à travers ce fond. Le mec qui se fait 230000$ à la minute et dirige une boite qui paie des impôts négatifs (oui, amazon touche plus de subsides qu'ils ne paient d’impôts).
tfw no feel software foundation
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